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Bill McAdam

Downers Grove Park District

I want to thank you and your team for helping us make  - what seemed impossible - a terrific tournament that lost only five games (due to the explosive weather Monday).
 
From your team pumping water on Friday to Geoff and Dan seeing the challenges we have at Whitlock East...it was just so impressive how much your folks cared. I believe I've known this all along, but this was evidence in action!
 
I cannot begin to tell you how many genuinely positive and appreciative comments we received about the tournament and facilities. People knew they were playing when most others were not.
 
Thanks again for your support and partnership!!
 
Rob Rooney
President
Longshots Baseball

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DGYB 2019 Fall Ball Registration is open

Click on the link to the right to go to registration.

Welcome to the Fall Ball League of DGYB. The Fall 2019 baseball age is the player's age as of August 31, 2019. Our Fall Ball divisions are different from our Spring Season divisions.

6 and 7 year-olds will use Rookie League Fields and will be a combination of coach pitch and player pitch.

8 and 9 year-olds will play together using AA fields (65' bases, 46' mound). 10 and 11 year-olds will use AAA fields (70' bases, 48' mound), and 12 and 13 year-olds will use a Prep 13 field (80' bases and 54' mound).

Coaches and Managers needed. Please volunteer on the registration form!

More information about the Leagues can be found at the Fall Ball League webpage.

2019 Fall Ages and Fees

From To DGYB Age In DG Park District Fee Out of District Fee
September 1, 2012 August 31, 2013 6 $85 $125
September 1, 2011 August 31, 2012 7 $85 $125
September 1, 2010 August 31, 2011 8 $95 $135
September 1, 2009 August 31, 2010 9 $95 $135
September 1, 2008 August 31, 2009 10 $95 $135
September 1, 2007 August 31, 2008 11 $95 $135
September 1, 2006 August 31, 2007 12 $115 $155
September 1, 2005 August 31, 2006 13 $115 $155

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2019 Dates

Some Dates for the 2019 Spring Season

Monday, April 1 Practice begins

Saturday, April 27 7:45 am to 9:00 am DGYB Parade, Main St. DG

Monday, May 13 Picture Day, Herrick Middle School

Friday, June 28  DGYB White Sox Outing

June 29- Last day of Instructional (ages 6 & 7) and Rookie League (age 8)

July 15- Last day of Youth League (ages 9-12) playoffs

New Bat Rules for ages 9 - 12, North and South Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA)

In 2019 all new bats that bear the USABaseball licensing mark will be permissible for play in the DGYB Youth Leagues (A, AA, AAA). Barrels may have a diameter of 2 1/4 inches to 2 5/8 inches.

Bats that were previously allowable in DGYB Youth Leagues with diameters limited to 2 1/4 inches will still be permissible in 2019.

Bat rules for Babe Ruth (Ages 13-16) allow bats marked with the USABaseball mark or "BBCOR .50" mark, limited to 2 5/8 barrel diameter.

If you have questions email info@dgyb.org


2019 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP TOWNHALL AND ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Many Thanks to those members that attended the annual General Membership Meeting on Sunday May 19th.

Outgoing Chairman Chris Dunn recapped the early portion of the 2019 spring season where our expanding player/coach skill development opportunities included our initial outdoor session with Sox Academy instructors. Saturday April 20 all DGYB teams ages 8-16 were on the field with Academy instructors for skill training. Feedback from those taking part has been very positive.

Chairman Dunn presented Development league president Chris MacKenna with a Life Time Achievement Award for his incredible and irreplaceable service to the community. Director MacKennas' contributions have changed youth baseball in our community forever. Too numerous to list here, a singular focus on keeping the player experience fun and parents engaged has led to strong participation that drives DGYB year after year.

Treasurer Jim Sharwarko presented an up to the minute financial recap.

Director Rob Rooney supervised an election of officers to the Executive Committee that includes a new Chairman of the Board Mr. James Tremmel. Many Thanks to Director Rooney.

Incoming Chairman Tremmel then presented outgoing Chairman Chris Dunn with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding leadership and commitment to excellence over a decade of selfless service. Chris will remain on the board as Director of Park District Relations.

Chairman Tremmel concluded the event with a pledge to continue the legacy of excellence that former Chairman Gelwicks, Sharwarko and Dunn have brought to the organization.

Please consider supporting your community by volunteering to serve the DGYB membership.

Thank You

DGYB Executive Committee